SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – The controller of Irvine nonprofit Working Wardrobes was charged Friday with embezzling more than $48,000 less than a week after a fire gutted the company’s headquarters.
Alapati Mulivanu, 55, was charged with one felony count of grand theft by embezzlement by a clerk, agent or servant. A restitution claim of $48,167.57 was included on the criminal complaint.READ MORE: Restraining Order Issued Against Atlas Metal; Mountain Of Scrap Metal Towering Over Jordan High School Called A 'Public Nuisance'
Mulivanu, who was being held without bail, listed his occupation as controller for Working Wardrobes on his LinkedIn page.READ MORE: Fellow Student Killed Kristin Smart During Attempted Rape At Cal Poly Dorm, Prosecutors Allege
The fire broke out just before 6 a.m. Sunday at the nonprofit’s 22,000-square-feet building in the 1800 block of Kettering Street, which was characterized as a complete loss.MORE NEWS: Ex-Catholic Priest Charged With Sexually Assaulting 4 Boys In Palmdale, Redondo Beach
The cause of the fire was still under investigation.